Celebrate Cooperative Program Day any Sunday in 2015 by sharing with your congregation how it is helping spread the Gospel in California, throughout the United States and around the world.
Did you know that you and your church are instrumental in spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth? That partnership begins here by reaching the world in California. How is this possible? Through the Cooperative Program!
When an individual gives to a local church affiliated with California Southern Baptist Convention, a portion of that offering is given to CSBC. The state convention then distributes a portion of those gifts to a variety of ministries such as starting new churches, evangelism projects and mission efforts to reach California for Christ. Gifts also support California Baptist Foundation and California Baptist University.
Gifts also are shared with the Southern Baptist Convention to support national and international ministries through the North American Mission Board, International Mission Board. Gifts also are shared with SBC agencies and and six seminaries.
Every dollar you give has an impact in life-changing ministries all around the world, but it begins here in California.
So, celebrate the Cooperative Program and the part your congregation plays in supporting evangelism, missions and ministry not only in California, but throughout the world. Here are resources to help in promoting Cooperative Program Day in your congregation.
CP: We Do More … Together from CSBC on Vimeo.
CP Video - CP: We Do More ... Together
This video is perfectly illustrates the Cooperative Program and how it works. The less than three-minute film takes a clever approach to how CP works by using an artist to illustrate the narration. The video demonstrates the genius of the Cooperative Program and its plan to employ individual and church gifts to support mission endeavors locally, nationally and globally. Watch the streaming video and download the video in either standard definition (usable for most congregations) or high definition for viewing as part of your CP Day celebration.
Two posters have been designed and go along with the cartoon look of the video. The larger poster (11” x 17”) is predominately an illustration of how the Cooperative Program works by individuals tithing to their local churches and those churches including the Cooperative Program in their budget. The larger poster should be used in “high traffic” areas so church members can see the poster and learn more about church involvement in missions through CP. To order posters, click here.
||Also available is a smaller poster (8.5” x 11”) which uses copy and some illustrations to explain the CP process. This smaller poster could be used with the larger poster, or can be used by itself to promote CP. Because of space, the smaller poster is great for posting in classrooms to help educate persons using those rooms about CP. To order posters, click here.
||There is a combination bulletin insert/bookmark available for churches to distribute to their members when they show the new CP video. The bulletin insert reinforces the content in the video about how CP works and the ministries it supports. The tear-off book mark is a take away for members to remember the Cooperative Program and encourages them to “pray, go and share their faith and give” to reach more people for Christ. To order bulletin inserts/bookmarks, click here.
Where does my money go?
This is a visual illustration of the distribution of Cooperative Program gifts for Southern Baptist Convention worldwide missions, California Southern Baptist Convention for state missions and CSBC institutional support - California Baptist Foundation and California Baptist University.
Cooperative Program Brochure
CSBC has developed a Cooperative Program brochure detailing how CP works beginning with your family and moving through your church, your state convention and your world. The four-color brochure also details why CP is important in fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The tri-fold brochure is available in four languages - English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
CP Certificate of Appreciation
If interested, CSBC will provide a Certificate of Appreciation to churches for their support of CSBC and SBC ministries through the Cooperative Program. Reading the certificate to the congregation on CP Sunday is one way to inform members of their worldwide mission vision by giving to CP.
CP Resources Order Form
Here are several facts about California Southern Baptist Convention and its ministries. These facts could be valuable in promoting CP Sunday for use in sermons illustrating how your congregation is cooperating to reach the world in California.
2014 CSBC Ministry Highlights
California Southern Baptists are fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment with various events and activities through 2,100 congregations statewide. Watch the streaming video report on this page. You can download the video to show your congregations what they are doing to fulfill the Great Commission and Great Commandment in California through their gifts to the Cooperative Program and the California Mission Offering.
A two-page 2014 Report to California Baptists also is available in four languages - English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.